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15 Day Challenge – Trees, Day 3


Who doesn’t love Italian Cypress trees?  Tall, graceful and the anchor of many a landscape or garden. Italian Cypress trees are drought resistant making them are a natural for North Texas.  I love them for their deep, lush green this time of year, … Continue reading

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15 Day Challenge, Trees – Day 2


Staying with the Poplar species, I decided to do a quick landscape with a line of Poplar trees running through the middle of the scene for Day 2.   This is an oil pastel on Strathmore pastel paper (5×7). These exercises are … Continue reading

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Mystery, oil pastel


The monthly challenge for wetcanvas oil pastel forum included a nocturnal scene.  For this painting I let the oil pastels take me on their own journey from the sky structure, to the colors, and the barren landscape and what evolved became … Continue reading

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Lost Path, oil pastel


This oil pastel started out as a study on a scrap of Mi-Teintes gray tinted pastel paper  (7.25 x 4.75, odd size) for colors because I intended the actual painting to be a larger piece (11×14).  The scene went through multiple variations  with … Continue reading

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Reach, oil pastel


Here is my third and last painting of purple flowers, called Reach.  It is part of a series that I wanted to finish before I began painting my favorite subject, landscapes – for the next several months (ha, I can’t wait)! … Continue reading

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Dancing Purple, oil pastel


I paint with tenacity.  What that means to me is I won’t give up on learning how to paint a subject that gives me the toughest of challenges.  I have a need to conquer and here is my nemesis, painting … Continue reading

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Freshness of Spring, oil pastel


Spring always inspires, right?  So I thought why not do one last floral to celebrate the arrival of Spring. My friend, Nicola of pmp (a wonderful artist and photographer) recently took a photograph of a vase filled with daffodils.  Immediately I saw the … Continue reading

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Country Flowers, version #2 – oil pastels


Oil pastels: 7×5 Stonehenge Vellum finish paper My second study on this floral arrangement as I continue to explore the use of soft, hard and lost/found edges.   This time I used a Gouache underpainting to give some depth to the greenery – it left a … Continue reading

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Orange Tulips, oil pastel


Months ago I began a WIP (work-in-progress) of a tulip oil pastel painting and for the longest time I ignored the painting as it sat unfinished.  The excitement of painting this piece was gone, I suspect it was because I kept … Continue reading

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Fenced Out, oil pastel


What do you think when you come across a fenced area?  Doesn’t the scene usually invoke a sense of mystery, perhaps we get a little curious? Fenced Out, an oil pastel (8×10) was painted on Mi-Teintes gray-tinted pastel paper with Senneliers and Neopastels OPs.  I … Continue reading

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